I think after Asian food, my favorite cuisines would be Mexican and Italian and the order varies depending on my mood. We're fortunate to have an ample number of both Mexican and Italian eateries in NYC that we like to explore. We recently visited Fonda, a two level eatery in Chelsea with a casual vibe. Guacamole is the de facto starter for us at any Mexican restaurant. It was made to order and arrived quickly at our table in a molcajete (a traditional Mexican version of a pestle and mortar) with hand pressed tortillas, chips and pasilla de Oaxaca salsa. The guacamole which wasn't fully mashed with chunks of avocado throughout (just how I like it!) was fresh, tasty and flavorful. Our entrées of Enchiladas Suizas and Carne Asada con Hongos were both good though a tad over seasoned and generously portioned. Though I suspect that is a matter of perspective because the people at the next table seemed to think their servings were small. Anyway we couldn't even finish our dishes. I don't usually like savory and sweet combinations but I quite enjoyed the Plátanos Fritos (sweet plantains) with cream and queso fresco. Hubby preferred the plantains straight up. We were seated upstairs and the service was a little slow because it seemed like there was only one server. I won't fault him because he was pleasant and really tried his best. The food was satisfactory but not particularly special or stand out in any way especially for what they charge. We dined there on a Gilt City voucher and this isn't a place that I'd be down to pay full price. Fonda also has locations in the East Village and Park Slope.
Are you a fan of Mexican food? What's you favorite dish?
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